Monday, October 31, 2011
Kaya Köklü, Sylvie Nerisson, and Felix Trumpke, all of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, have published Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law on the Commission Proposal for a Directive on Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works at IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Forthcoming) and 60 GRUR Int. 818-821 (2011). Here is the abstract.
The Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law comments on the Commission's proposal for a new directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works - COM(2011)289. In principle,the Institute welcomes the proposal of the Commission, which, after years of discussion, is now attempting to create a legal framework allowing libraries in particular both to digitise their archives and to make such archives available in an online library or archive. Instead of addressing the digitisation of public collections or collections as such, the Commission limits itself to orphan works. From the Institute's point of view, this approach raises several - to some extent fundamental - concerns.
Download the article from SSRN at the link.